Alyssa Chatfield and Georgia Skinner at the seafood festival last year.
Alyssa Chatfield and Georgia Skinner at the seafood festival last year. Robyne Cuerel

Plans are going swimmingly for seafood festival

SUCCULENT prawns, juicy scallops and sizzling calamari will all be on the menu when the popular Hervey Bay Seafood Festival rolls into town.

The annual event is about a month away and organisers are busy making this year bigger and better.

Showcasing the best in the Fraser Coast seafood industry, the festival draws thousands of people each year to taste the local seafood delicacies.

Seafood festival co-ordinator Elaine Lewthwaite urged locals to come out and enjoy the day on August 11.

"We've got world-class seafood here," she said.

"The seafood industry is a primary industry on the Fraser Coast so it's important to see what we have on offer."

Ocean King Prawn Company managing director Stephen Murphy said Hervey Bay was a hub for seafood trade.

"I don't think locals realise how much seafood comes out of Hervey Bay," he said.



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